TRADE THREAD Links for our Spring RU to be held at Randol Mill Park in Arlington on April 21st at 1pm. Cost to members is $5.00 to cover the rental of the pavillion. Guests are free. Just be sure to bring food item and door prize for them also.
Please use this post for PRE-TRADING. Not ready to put a list on paper? That's ok, just save yourself a spot!. Use this thread to ask for items others have for trade. If you are new...don't dispare, we will take potting soil too. At the end of the swap we will give away what we don't want to take home!!
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If links are wrong let me know.
A thread for sign-up can be found here: TBA
A food thread will be posted later: TBA
Mexican Hat (ratibida)
dutchman's pipe (aristolochia)
false nettle for the question mark
stinging nettle for the commas and red admiral
PLEASE ASK. If you dont ask, I wont bring it to the RU. You dont need anything to trade. If you want it, you can have it.
camphor laurel - for the Palamedes swallowtail larvae
6 elm trees
2 oak trees, not live oak, I dont know which yet
1 pine tree
redbud tree - had 2, both gone
four o'clocks, white volunteers and hot pink volunteers
yellow bearded iris
magenta Louisiana Iris
Galangal, Thai ginger, bue ginger
lantana,5 diff colors
Hyacinth bean vine (small plants)
duranta with yellow/chartreuse foliage 6 month old rooted cuttings
1 century plant. Possibly have another but very small
Spanish marjoram (Thymus mastichina)
Euphorbia 'diamond dust' - good filler in containers
giant turk's cap - had 3, all gone
lima bean plants for the long-tailed skipper
miniature pink African violets - great houseplants
Angel Wing Begonia, Red flowers, silver spots-great house plant
horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis) groundcover
gaura 4 plants
wedelia, not zexmenia, but the ground cover one.
two elephant ear plants, the standard one.
Cashmere Bouquet, Clerodendrum bungei for shade. This one has to go in a pot here or it will take over.
knock out rose cuttings
3 plumeria cuttings. white with yellow center.
1 stick tree, tirucallis about 2 feet tall - gone - to Austin
2 pots of wood violets
brunfelsia cuttings, possibly rooted by April 21.
2 citronella small rooted plants from cuttings
century plant, galangal, small aloe vera and AW Begonia - banana18
coleus and lantanas - Patrob
brugs, SA Clematis and Hot sauce, Brunfelsia, magenta LA iris, galangal - pbtx
esperanza + seeds - Dennis
seeds for orange esperanza - Smockette
basil and oregano, knockout rose cuttings and possibly coleus cuttings, Plumie cutting - Waco
mealy blue sage seeds, asclepias seeds, Blue Crown Passiflora volunteer - gypsi
coleus pinky, purple, Laurus nobilis, redbud seedling - stephanie
Lima bean plants, hyacinth bean plants, Lantana, Giant turk's cap - Sheila
Redbud seedling, LA iris, Turk's cap, duranta, firespike - covenantgarden
pencil cactus - tirucallis, small century plant, small aloe vera - to Austin
Giant turk's cap, camphor laurel, Clerodendrum, hyacinth bean plant, brunfelsia - Sylvia
Goat poop,Liatris, red dragon flower, Ratibida and cowpen daisy - Patrob
black magic pup, Japanese iris, blue toad lily and large and small daisies and cone flowers - pbtx
wine cup, skull caps, rudbeckias, skeleton-leaf golden-eye and prairie verbena. Maybe Rock Rose - Newton's third
4 nerve daisy and purple coneflower - Stephanietx
white yarrow and OL hydrangea cutting, Mrs. Duelberg - anna
aloe, penstemon and sedum - Dennis
peach iris and artemesia - Gypsi
B&B salvia, white Mex Petunia, ironweed, pitcher sage, J. Kerria, crown of thorns. - Sheila
2 French hollyhocks, 2 hollyhock seedlings and 1 orange daylily - covenantgarden
pond, spuria iris and nettle - GFWaco
Native Groundcovers available for trade
2 Lyre-leaf Sage
1 Prairie Phlox
2 White Yarrow
Native Perennials available for trade
1 Carolina Plox
2 Scarlet Sage
2 Heath Aster
2 Purple Aster
2 Drummond's Aster
Native Shrubs available for trade
1 Turk's Cap, Red
PLANTS ALREADY TRADED
1 Green Agave to Dennis
1 small potted yucca to Dennis
1 White Passionflower, evergreen to Smockette
1 Columbines, could be yellow, red. or combination to Smockette
1 White Passionflower, evergreen Pat
1 Carolina Phlox to Pat
1 Brown Turkey Fig
1 Turk's Cap, Red
1 White Passionflower, evergreen to Marty
1 Brazos Penstemon to Marty
2 Brazilian Rock Rose to Angel
Bearded Iris to Angel
Bearded Iris to Pattie.
I Satsuma orange to Stephanie Done
1 Golden Groundsel to Cheryl
1 Columbine, could be yellow, red. or combination to Cheryl
1 Golden Groundsel to Covenantgarden
Purple brearded Iris--------------
1 Brazos Penstemon
1 Prairie Phlox
Bearded Iris to Bananna18
Bearded Iris to Sheila
Bearded Iris to Pat
Wine Bottles for use as planters (bottoms already cut out)
Poly Bags made from Dog Food Bags - zip lock and large (perfect for weeding or gathering harvest or moving around gardening supplies)
Landscape Timbers ( I will have at least 10 maybe more with me and they are around 8 feet long so bring something to haul them in)
WANTS (wish list)
Natural Stones (small to med)
Pots of any kind (even if cracked)
Knock out Rose cuttings
Small wood crates or pallets
Bananna18 and Rouxcrew (Joy) - Rain Lilies
StephanieTX - Cuban Oregano
Bananna18 - Society Garlic, cannas
Patrob - Poop
Smockette - Roma Tomatoes
Frostweed - Brazillian Rock Rose, Iris
SteadyCam3 - Purple Basil, Oregano
covenantgarden - Canna's
DFWDennis - Strawberry Begonia
SylviaTexas - Martha Gonzales & possibly Old Blush & some other pink rose
Gypsy - Banana Pepper Starters for Iris
Bananna18 - Wine Bottles for use as planters (bottoms already cut out)
SteadyCam3 - Garden Tote for Purple Basil and Oregano
Looks like I will have some seed potatoes left over, I can bring those if anyone wants them.
I was wondering if Society Garlic will grow here in Waco too, I love that stuff and miss having it in my garden.
I have Argentine Skies for you Pat
Winecups for Dennis. I would love Mason Bees. I am going to buy the set up from Knox Cellars. I may see if anyone from my garden club wants to order with me.
Rainlilies for GFWaco
Wow rouxcrew...copper rainlilies...I would love one!
Okay, my Mom loves spending the day with ya'll so count 3 of us in.
Update, my Aunt Lana will be joining up also.
1/2g Blue bottles for Bottletrees.
Purple Passion Vines
Dennis, could I get some of your bees? I have a raw wooded acre that would make them a very nice home!
GFWaco - Romas are in FtW @ my Mom's & she brought them in last nite, out of the cold.
I will have an order from Rosydawn for coleus coming in on March 27 so they will be about a month old at the time of the RU. I will probably have to start the pinching process about that time. If anyone is interested in coleus, I could root the pinchings for you. There would probably be only 1, maybe two plants of each to share at that point in time but hey. From one coleus, come many. If you want to see the plants and read the requirements, go to rosydawngardens.com
Big red Judy
I am helping a friend landscape their yard this year, so... my have list is slim and my want list is big. :)
Have (more to be added as garden wakes up):
blue toad lilies (limited)
echinacea purpurea seedlings
pink Texas skullcap--OUT (2) (these are cuttings started last fall)
pink (lavender) physotegia
one silver maple tree, about 20 inches tall
colocasia Black Magic pups
dwarf ruellia, Katie's Blue
mid-sized pink ruellia "Chi-chi"
possibly coleus cuttings, have to see what's going to make it through the next couple of weeks
Japanese iris (from Christi's garden)
liatris seedlings (from Patricia's garden)
no-name sky blue salvia (needs to be potted; spreads like the dickens)
tall Shasta daisies, variety unknown (not sure how many)
dwarf daisies, Snowcap (out)
tall red noID canna with bronze foliage (from Patricia's garden) (out)
Texas yellow columbine seedlings (3 or 4)
red daylily "Baja"
flame acanthus (2, one small cutting started and one larger self-sown)
It will be a bit late, but if all my seedlings make it, I should have enough to share:
Arkansas Traveler tomatoes
Arkansas Little Leaf pickling cucumbers
blue pickerel weed
Black Gamecock iris
bag of shredded leaves (organic)
Can start if wanted:
hot lips salvia
buddleia davidii, species
Asian jasmine (ugh but there it is)
st john's wort
sedum golden acre
blue salvia, Indigo Spires
passis, any kind and color - StepanieTX, Sheila
West Texas mist flower - Sheila
any irises from the gardens of anyone I don't have one from
sweet autumn clematis (or any other clematis) - patrob, steadycam
poop - Patrob
brug cuttings - steadycam
daturas - Sylvia
four-nerve daisies - StephanieTX
Hot Sauce coleus - steadycam
purple bearded iris - frostweed
crown of thorns - Sheila
sedum - Dennis
bog sage, pink skullcap, toads - Anna Bananna
blue toad lily, Black Magic, Japanese iris, Snowcap daisies, Shasta daisies, black gamecock iris , gold moss sedum, cones- steadycam
pink skullcap, Black Magic, coleus cuttings, noid blue salvia, red canna, sedum, Indigo Spires - patrob
echinacea - newtonsthirdlaw
noid salvia guaranitica, Texas gold columbine, flame acanthus - gypsi
Japanese iris, Black Magic, toad lilies - covenantgarden
Snowcap daisies - Dennis
coneflowers - Angel
columbine, leaves - StephanieTX
light blue salvia (probably Argentine Skies), Shasta daisies, Snowcap daisies, red canna, flame acanthus, columbine, St. John's wort, Indigo Spires, obedient plant - sylviatexas
Black Magic, columbine, Japanese iris - Sheila
cones - Sybil
Dennis and Marty, I have you down for the plants you requested.
Pattie, there's a whole lot I'd like to have from your list:
pink Texas skullcap
colocasia Black Magic pup
coleus cuttings (any are fine as all of mine are gone)
no-name sky blue salvia
tall red NOID canna with bronze foliage (from Patricia's garden) (ALL of mine died! I think they are called 'Red Stripe.')
sedum golden acre
blue salvia, Indigo Spires
Pattie, I have a huge sweet autumn clematis and can try to root cuttings for you. I've not had any luck rooting it before, but perhaps this time? I'll put it on my list in case someone else wants cuttings too.
And poop. I still have a shed full of goat poop that is at least seven years old, dry, crumbly, and ready to use. I'll add that to my list too.
Patti, I will have several passi foetida babies, I'm sure! How many do you want? They may even come with a caterpillar or two. I'll also dig around and see if I can find a four nerve daisy for you (or more).
Pat, can I have a twisted yucca, century plant american and a texas mountain laurel?
Pattie, if you have any skull cap, I'd ove some. (Not asking for toadlily ...yet) I can't believe you have the bog sage!
Check out Calloways, they have beautiful hellebores on clearance for $4 and $5
Pat, I would love some poop, if you have enough. Steadycam and Pat, I need a lot of the sweet autumn clematis--have a whole fence to cover--so anything you can do would be great. Stephanie, a couple of your passis would be great. If you have four-nerves, that would be great too, but don't go to extra trouble. What can I bring you?
Dennis, if you still have the walking iris, could you put me down for that, please?
So confused! In MA, SAC (sweet autumn clematis) is kind of a thug. It will take over everything if you let it, so I wouldn't worry about getting a lot, because it spreads fast. If you need an area covered immediately, of course that's different.
I wonder if the aged goat poop would be ok stored inside? Still not outdoor gardening!!!
Thanks Pattie and Pat. I will check this weekend to see what is popping up.
So sorry about the out of bounds posts...where is the blushing emoticon?
SAC is a thug here too but sometimes thugs can be useful. 80)
I read an article about sweet autumn clematis the other day. It's believed that there are two that are very similar going by the same name. They look alike, but one is a Japanese strain and one is not. The Japanese strain is the one that's usually the thug (and an exotic invasive in some areas), while the other is well-behaved like other clematises. I actually think I have both. I can't tell the difference just from looking at leaves/stems/flowers, but one grows/blooms about four times more than the others and produces millions of seeds.
In this case, I'm not at all picky cuz I have 60 feet of 8-foot fence to cover. Whatever anyone has to share will be great.
Dennis, Galangal is a type of ginger used in Thai and other Asian cooking. You would use the root just as other ginger. I got it at an RU at Joy's farm last year. It is in a pot and needs to be divided. I think it needed to be divided when I received it. It is rather pretty also. I grow it in mostly shade and it is a lighter green with nice foliage. Up against dark evergreen in my yard it looks good. I will post a photo on Friday if not before. I think it is called Blue Ginger also.
Dennis, I have a two ft tall Esperanza you may have. Here it can get 6 feet in one season. I grew it from seed. It is the yellow one. I have seeds for orange but have not planted them yet. want some seeds too?
If you are looking to make a succulant pot garden I would suggest a twist leaf yucca from patrob. I got two from her a couple years ago and they remain relatively small and are quite tough. Add to that they are pretty and its a good overall plant. I put one of mine in my cactus bed and the other is in a reg. garden bed but will probably be moved into a pot this spring. I will take a pic for you tomorrow.
I can bring some egg cartons, but not many, just freecycled a bunch.
I have 2 potted small lantana, Pink/yellow/white Lantana camara "confetti", potted last fall, ready to go...
I am digging out Iris to add another bed to the vegetable garden, might pot a couple. I have some of the fancy peach scented ones (see my have list). .
beautiful silver artemisa, fine leaved type, 2 cuttings
I have a pot of very pale early daffodils that are scented. Tazetta Narcissus
6 Leucojum Aestivum. bulbs, 2 of which still have stems, potted up today.
1 rooted cutting of red turks cap, might make it. Will bring if alive.
mixed color dutch bearded iris - white, lavender, blue, purple - unknown which is which
Starts of my oregano, which blooms white, is only moderately invasive, mild spicy flavor (not super hot), and MIGHT be greek oregano "Origanum vulgare" but its taste does not burn the tongue. I cook with it a lot, very nice stuff fresh or dried.
i would like a rooted cutting of passionflower edulis.
I have been looking for this for years, last had one in the early 1990's:
Honey Daisy, Huisache Daisy, Amblyolepsis setigera
a mason bee house or woodblock with tubes would be wonderful. And any kind of bee forage.
There is a tiny wildflower that grows in little grassy clumps about 6 inches tall and is native to north Texas, Swordleaf Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium chilense), Iridaceae Family, native, perennial, blooms in March through May
Read more: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/528127/#ixzz2NlGBQ0PN
Thank you DG for the Texas natives thread. I'd like a small clump if anyone has any. (although it likes being in the lawn better than a watered flowerbed.
peach iris and artemesia to SteadyCam
egg cartons: Miss Grubby Fungus
peach iris: Patrob
peach iris: GF Waco
peach iris: PBTXlady
mealy blue sage seeds, asclepias seeds, Blue Crown Passiflora vol. SteadyCam
sedum - DFW Dennis
heartleaf skullcap - Newton's Third Law
banana pepper seedlings: GF Waco This message was edited Mar 13, 2013 8:54 PM
Gypsi and others that are new to our RUs...
I will add you a link to the post you just made and put it at the top of this thread with the others. When you get ready to update it, just click that link, then click where it says "in reply to". Then you will see the normal edit in the left column. Hope that helps.
We usually add the attendance thread about a month before so people have plans all set and know they are coming. Then a couple weeks or so before the RU we will put out a food thread you can sign up for that.
One other thing is door prizes (one for each person in your group) nothing expensive, garden related and not gender specific. Bird feeder, yard art, gloves, a plant, book, even potting soil, etc.
Patrob I would like some of your Huernia plant if possible. I have rooted plants of gold trailing lantana, lavender trailing and the standard pink and white, also a red one and a fragrant lantana that is salmon and yellow. Which ones should I bring you?
steadycam3 wrote:Waco, How do you use wine bottles as planters? Sounds interesting.
You can put moss or peat with a small amount of soil mix in them in a ball of chicken wire that fits up inside the bottle, then you can take a wire coat hanger and fish it down into the neck of the bottle and hook it to the chicken wire with the larger hook on the other end to hang it. I like to use needle nose pliers and crimp the smaller hook onto the chicken wire just to make sure it isn't going to blow apart in our Texas wind. I don't have any pictures of my old ones but I have seen some pics on Pinterest of others. They are really pretty. I just don't have any place to hang plants now in our new house.
Ok, this is a strange request but I would love any small mammal skulls if anyone has any. I have enough cow but would love some others. Just so you know, I am using them to design a lab activity for my students. Goat, sheep and others would be welcome.
Angel, I will bring goat poop for you. I'll also have some bearded irises to share, though I'm not sure of all the colors right now.
Marty, I'll put your name on a pot of Huernia. I'd love to have starts of your gold and lavender trailing lantanas for sure as well as any of the others that you can easily root a piece of. I'm trying to plant a large island bed with plants the deer won't destroy, and I'm using all different colors.
Marty, I found at least a dozen cowpen daisy seedlings this morning and am adding them to my list. How many would you like?
I'm almost positive that I will have Ratibida (Mexican hats) and prairie verbena as well. If we just get a little rain, they will pop up and show me they are alive and well.
Patrob, At least 2 cowpen daisies, in case one dies. I will bring you one of each of my lantanas maybe two if I have them. If you do end up having some Ratibida and prairie verbena, I'd like at least two of each of those as well. and Thanks.
Patrob - Thanks so much for the Iris and the Poop! Too funny, my husband saw my list and saw the poop on there and he burst out laughing and said, "I can give that to you without going to Arlington!" - sad sad sad LOL!
Smockette - Thanks for the Romas!
Frostweed - WOW! Thanks so much for the Brazilian Rock Rose and Iris!
SteadyCam - Just trying to keep things straight LOL!
I am really getting excited about my new yard now, thanks so much everyone. Please feel free to piliage what little I do have Haha! Already asked for my RU day off from work!
Would anyone else like to try some prairie verbena, I have some seedlings potted up.
Patrob, I have a couple types of sedum. One is probably the same as Dennis's. Would you like a little of each?
Steadycam, I started a few TX rock rose last year and if they have viable roots I can bring one. The appear alive as of this morning.
I also have a large pot with black and blue salvia in it. I haven't tried it in ground (afraid of it taking over) and it never really blooms much in the pot. I would be happy to pull it up and bring it to someone but I am not going to repot the thing as its huge.
To the two people with new yards, let me know if you would like anything, they would be small starts but all do well here.
I'd ask for some sedum but I am a sedum killer. I can take a perfectly healthy sedum and turn it into dust by the time I remember to water it, apparently. This is exciting! (Google is getting a workout.)
Hey everyone, I added some things to my list especially for those of you who have new yards. You dont need to trade me something. YOU DO have to ask for it because I wont bring things no one has asked for. Not enough room in my car.
These are probably the same sedums as everyone else... the first 3 grow really well...even for you Gypsy!
4th pic is a variety of ghost plant which has survived in a pot with occasionally being covered at below freezing temps.
Patrob, if there is still a twisted leaf Yucca left I would like another. I am starting a garden for my son in Austin and he loves the yuccas and agaves.Poop would be great too!
Steadycam, I would like to try the Thai ginger and the angelwing begonia.. Sounds yummy!...the ginger that is.
GFWaco, I would love some of those wine bottles . I looked on pinterest and was thinking they would look great in my kitchen window
Would love to try cowpen daisies from anyone.
Marty, the Fielder House is a historical museum about Arlington history.
I have built a butterfly garden there with the help of other master naturalist volunteers, we are on our seventh year.
It looks really nice and it is 96% Texas native plants, we are working towards 100% native.
Cheryl, thanks for thinking of me on the Rock Rose. I hope it lives! I love that Black and Blue salvia. I have a small one that I got from Sheila last year and it looked great behind my Zexmenia that you gave me. The color combination is wow!
I have some small Drosera capillaris. I will try and seperate a small one to bring for you. I have not tried them outside but they are native to TX. I bought them this winter and will move them outdoors soon.
Anna, I may have sedum similar to your first one, but definitely not the other two. I'd love to have starts of all three and a piece of your ghost plant, if possible.
It would be an indoor-outdoor plant here, but with the kittens grown up, I can have indoor plants again. :)
I have you down for twist leaf yuccas, cowpen daisies, and goat poop. I'll be adding more to my list, so keep checking for things your son might like in his new garden.
Thank you, Cheryl. That salvia is perfect for my front island bed, and I appreciate the sedums too.
Gypsi - I would LOVE some Iris if you still have some. Let me know what I can trade you for them.
Banana18 - You got wine bottles. I know I have 2 right now that are regular 24 oz bottles right now, I will have some larger ones later on, which do you want?
Oh and YES YES YES on the Society Garlic! This is my second favorite plant (Roses are my first)
StephanieTX - Wow, thank you so much for the Cuban Oregano! I am sure this is the type I grew before, I can't wait!
I have been planning and mapping things out and now my neighbors are wanting to come too, going to try to get them to join DG. There are some pretty savvy gardeners in the bunch!
GF Waco - 'Banana Pepper Starter" - are these banana pepper seedlings? because I forgot to get seeds, am starting all my bell peppers today, and would really like to have banana peppers too. 3 or 4 seedlings For an Iris?
Hello everyone! Newbie here. My husband and I would very much like to come to the roundup in April. It sounds like fun. I am not sure how to proceed about trading, but here's what I have to offer so far...
Gypsi wrote:GF Waco - 'Banana Pepper Starter" - are these banana pepper seedlings? because I forgot to get seeds, am starting all my bell peppers today, and would really like to have banana peppers too. 3 or 4 seedlings For an Iris?
I have a lot of mixed iris - deep purple, lavender, white that I am lifting to make room for veggies and summer season blooms. I will not be potting these I don't think. Depending on how far I've gotten I may be lifting them the day before the roundup, so if they get planted the same weekend, they might either continue blooming or bloom this year. I have no idea how many I will be bringing. An old friend in the iris society blessed me in 1992, and I have multiplied that blessing a few times. so yes, Carol, plenty of iris, no trades needed. The one color I don't have is yellow, and i don't want yellow. I had one very favorite yellow shade but I am afraid I lost that iris in a move, and it is the only yellow one I'm partial to.
today I learned what a rain lily was, after googling, from this thread. It's that thing that grows wild in my front yard. i believe I have the white. I never know what I will learn on Daves garden. I have a little balloon flower that showed up once in awhile. Have to be careful around my front flower bed where I migrate things that I find in the grass. So far I've also found 2 species of daffodil, the late one is currently in bloom. I have been trying to get the tiny purple wild iris to grow for me, but I think I have lost them, and I would like some someday.
and I have half a dozen accidentally unearthed summer snowflake bulbs, Leucojum Aestivum, that ended up in a pot today. (they were destined to go elsewhere, but ended up coming home with me, forgotten in the truck. Will be adding them to my offers for trade.
Welcome, Carol! I can bring you a Japenese iris if you like. Mine have never bloomed (in too much shade), but I'm told they're blue.
Josephine, I'd love your purple bearded iris. Don't have very many blues or purples.
Cheryl, got you down for the cones (did I already post that?). If you still have the heartleaf skullcap, will you put me down, please?
Gypsi, I would also love your peach iris, if there are any left. If not, do you have another iris you could bring? I have a bed full of irises from online friends and would like to include one from you. Or anyone else on here, for that matter.
Stephanie, did I ever answer you about the passi foetida? If you have a lot, I'd love two. I seem to have a hard time keeping them alive after the cats are through with them. Maybe if I have two, one might make it.
Anna, you know, I have had that bog sage for you going on two years now. And, the very minute I posted that, it started wilting, and now I think it's DOA. No idea what happened to it except that I posted that I had it! Anyway, the main pot of it is coming out nicely, so it shouldn't be a problem to get another one. Just wanted to let you know it won't be as established as what I had planned to bring.
While I'm doing that, I could probably get another one started, if anyone else wants one.
I have an amazing quantity of snowflake bulbs, but right now they are in bloom, and the bulbs are so deep and so crowded, I damaged the 6 I lifted, so I didn't want to harm them by trying to trade.
Serious trading coming up? They just grow beautifully, disappear below ground in summer, come back in winter. I started with 2 bulbs in 1993, and nurtured them along... They are at my daughters' homes now too
Angel:That will be an awesome doorprize! I think I'd like tinted glass.
Gypsi, it is good to know that the snowflakes divide so well. By any chance do you know if you have the Earl of Essex iris that needs dividing? I don't have too much room for iris but I hear that one reblooms well.
Cheryl, I would like a heartleaf skullcap if you still have. My cat left a dead rat at the door yesterday. I considered saving it for you but changed my mind 8 )
Please check my list to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.
I want to say I have similar to on the Earl of Essex, but I don't think I have that one. I have several "blue" varieties, one that is heavily scented, at least one dark purple variety, lots of white, one with a grayish top and blue/violet falls, but it has been a number of years since all have bloomed between drought and crowding, and I have lifted and given many away. Still have a lot to go. I set some out last year in individual spots so I could ID them, did 100+ feet of fenceline at one foot intervals, maybe I will get some bloom and find out. The peach I always kept separate, because they were my favorite.
Cheryl, I've put your name on a pot of the red dragon flower. Mine was in the greenhouse when it bloomed, and I noticed no smell at all. The flowers are vivid red, but small. lol I had my stapelia (starfish cactus aka carrior flower) in the sunroom when it bloomed. thinking the description of the odor had to be exaggerated. When the sun hit the great big beautiful flower, the odor was incredible and I took it outside immediately!
I have found some Mammoth sunflowers that self-seeded in my veggie bed. I think there are 3. If anyone is interested I can bring them, or seeds. Not sure how well they'll do potted up and then transplanted. Just don't plant them too close to your veggies as the sunflowers attract leaf footed bugs!
I thought I might show you guys what I was using some of the wine bottles for. Since I work a lot I dont get to water my garden when I need to sometimes and since my raised bed is not put in yet (again, time issue here), I have all my starters and plants in containers.
The wine bottles I get from work are perfect for helping me keep the little sprites watered. I can come by in the evening after work and fill the bottles as they empty. I have used similar methods in my raised beds in the past.
If you are busy and have the same problem, I have the bottles. I get 2 or 3 from work a week so that means I will have quite a few when the RU comes. Let me know if you want any, I will be more than happy to help you out.
Hey, y'all. The photo is is ONE Cowpen Daisy!! Here in Houston we did not get cold enough so I got no volunteers. I did save some seed and stratified in the frig. I now have 4 baby plants. People iin the DFW area get volunteers.
My suspected Cowpen daisy seedlings are starting to get the whitish look to them so Im sure that's what I have. Patrob, you may give the cowpen daisies to someone else who wants them. 4 is all I would ever have room for. Im all set now.
Im not talking about my mystery seedling that I posted to the ID forum. I still dont know what that is.
I can give you some small, very small starts of a few cacti if you are interested. I did almost no propagation last year so I don't have any potted up currently. I can send you a Dmail with what I have.
Gee, Angel, if there was some way for you to get some of t;hose dog food bags to Patrob for her to put the goat poop in, that would be a win-win for sure. Just thinkin', yeah, i know that dangerous when I do it.chuckle
steadycam3 wrote:Gee, Angel, if there was some way for you to get some of t;hose dog food bags to Patrob for her to put the goat poop in, that would be a win-win for sure. Just thinkin', yeah, i know that dangerous when I do it.chuckle
Wow what a fantastic idea! Patrob if you are going to be in Waco or Hewitt area in say about the week of the 7th or after I could make sure there are bags for poop delivery if you want. They are not huge but (about the size of a 'green' grocery store tote) I could get you a few. What do you think? Would it be worth it?
If not then maybe those who want poop from you might use them for toting it to their garden or containers?
Waco, I did not realize these were bags you had made. They are sooo cute. I thought they were just empty dog food bags. Never mind putting poop in them!!!! I want one! and not to put poop in. Told you it was dangerous when I think...chuckle.
Thanks, Angel, for the offer of bags, but Waco is 90 miles east from where I live and I seldom travel that way.
I am putting the goat poop in black trash bags inside heavy plastic livestock feed sacks. Seems appropriate. lol
Gypsi, got you down for the blue salvia. Just a little more info: it's some kind of guaranitica, light blue flowers, spreads like wildfire. Kim (blueeyes) gave me a tiny little start 3-4 years ago, and the next thing I knew it had filled a 4x4 area. I wish my black-and-blue would do that! It's very pretty, but you might want to pot it.
I have 3 or 4 little (2-3") Texas native gold columbines coming up that I can share if anyone wants them. Not big enough to bloom this year, but will next March.
Here is one of several discourses on manure. this one is from Dogsnpetunias (glenna)
Llama poo is not a hot manure, so can be used directly on the beds. I would suggest that you first put it out in the sun, maybe in a wheelbarrow or tray, to get a lot of the weed seed to germinate before spreading on your beds because it does contain weed seed. A little sun and a slight bit of moisture and you'll see lots of germination.
In its "natural" form, llama poop is a very firm "bean." So what you received from me has been crushed. I just don't like the looks of llama "beans" in my yard but some people use it without crushing it. It breaks down really slow in that form. Llamas select a few sites in the pasture as their potty spots and all go there. Even the little babies will go to the potty spot within a couple hours of birth. So it is easy to gather the manure but, of course, weed and grass seed gets raked up with it, along with what seed has not been killed by the digestion process. Llamas are what is called a modified ruminant. Their stomach has three compartments and destroys more of the weed seed than, for example, a horse whose digestion goes through one long "tube" and straight out without processing it as much.
And I'm sure that is FAR more than you ever wanted to know but now you do !! LOL.
I thought that I had read somewhere that goat and rabbit manure are also "cold" manure but maybe someone knows more about that than I and can chime in.
Oh yeah the bags are sown into totes, sorry I wasn't clear on that LOL. I go through a large bag of dog food every week and a half so I should have a few of these made up before the swap.
Steadycam3 - of course you can have one! You are gifting me so much from your garden I don't mind at all bringing you one. Remember they are Poly Fiber Material so they are not "soft" they are a bit stiff although as you wash them in cold water they do break down a bit over time and are not so stiff. They are perfect for the garden or toting wet things from the beach since they are practically water proof.
I harvest my potatoes with them instead of using baskets, then I can leave the potatoes in them as long as they are not zip locked all the way closed, until I can get the storage ready for them. Then when I am ready to wash my taters, I just put water in the bag and wash them right there. So handy!
I can see them being used for other root veggies as well.
Stephanietx - Sure! Door prize coming up! Might have 2 that I can donate for that, I will let you know. I keep getting called into work on my days off so it depends on time of course.
SORRY EVERYONE...WE HAVE TO MOVE!!!
Now that I have your attention, LOL, we need to move to a new trade thread. With 250 post on this one, it is time. Going great! I will put the links at the top of the next one too!
Looks like I will only have one banana pepper plant. The others got destroyed in a gardening accident ( I only had 3) I can bring you the one, but is there anything else I can offer you in trade in addition to that for the iris?